THE MXHASI GAHGl. SOS Crang&j supposed to have been called into existence by the mere action of the divine will (monasa). At one end the boundary is formed by the jutting crags of the holy hill; on all other sides the water is approached by long flights of stone steps. It has frequently been repaired at great cost by the Bajas of Bharai>pnr ; but is said to have been origlnaEy constructed in its present form by Baja Man Sinh of Jaypnr5 whose father built the adjoining temple of Harideva. There is also at Eanaras a tank constructed by Man Sink, called Man ,Sarovar? and by it a temple dedicated to M4nesYar : facts which suggest a suspicion that the name * Manasi** is of much less antiquity than is popularly beEeved. Unfortunately, there is neither a natural spring^ nor any constant artificial supply of water, and for half the year the tank is always dry. Bat ordinarily at the annual illumination, or DIp-dan3 which occurs soon after the close of the rains, during the festiyal of the Diwali, a fine broad sheet of water reflects the light of the innumerable lamps, which are ranged tier above tier along the ghats and adjacent buildings, by the hundred thousand pilgrims "with whom ihe town is then crowded. Jn the year 1871, as there was no heavy rain towards the* end of the season, and the festival of the Diwali also fell later than usual, it so happened that on the bathing day? the 12th of November, the tank was entirely dry, with the exception of two or three green and muddy little puddles. To obviate this mischance^ several holes were made and welk sunk in the area of the tank? with one large pit, some 30 feet square and as many deep, in whose turbid waters many thousand pilgrims had the happiness of immersing themselves. For several hours no less than twenty-five persons a minute continued to descend, and as many to ascend, the steep and slippery steps ; wMle the yet more fetid patches of mud and water in other parts of the basin were quite as densely crowded. At night, the vast amphitheatre^ dotted with groups ©f people- and glimmering circles of light, presented a no less picturesque appearance than in previous years when it was a brimming lake. To the spectator from the garden * In devotional literature ndaari km the sense of * spiritual/ as la the Catholic phrase * spiritual commnzdon.* Thus it is related ia the Bhakt Mali that Biji Prithiraj, of Bifcauer, being on a journey and unable to visit the shrine, for vhich lie had a special deTOtioa, imagined himself to be worshipping in the temple, and made a spiritual act of contemplation before the image (mmrti M dhyln. mdnasi karte £&e). FOE two days Ms aspirations seemed to meet with ao response, bat on the third lie became conscious of the divine presence. Oa enquiry it* waa found that for two days the god had been removed elsewhere, while the temple was under repair. He then made » TOW to end hU days atMathuza. Hie emperor, to spite him, ptti Mai in command of an expedi- tion to Kabul; but when he felt Ms end approacMngtf lie mounted a camel aad iasteae! back to the holy city and there expired.